Nov. 14, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass.- Air Force's Jeff Hajner scored with 30 seconds remaining in overtime as the Holy Cross men's hockey team fell to No. 13 Air Force, 1-0, on Friday evening at the Hart Center in Atlantic Hockey action. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 2-5-1 overall (2-4-1 Atlantic Hockey), while the Falcons improve to 9-0-0 (7-0-0 Atlantic Hockey) and remain the only team in the country without a loss or tie. These two teams will conclude this week's two-game series on Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
The first period ended in a deadlock, as Holy Cross and Air Force played to a 0-0 tie. The Crusaders had two power play opportunities but were unable to capitalize on the man-advantage. The Falcons had three opportunities, but were also unable to benefit from the man-advantage.
Strong defense dominated the second period, as Holy Cross sophomore goalkeeper Adam Roy (Feeding Hills, Mass.) had 12 saves and Air Force goalkeeper Andrew Volkening had seven. The Crusaders moved the puck up the ice, but were unable to get it past the strong Falcon defense.
The defensive battle continued in the third period resulting in a tied game and sending the game into overtime. Holy Cross went on the power play, but was unable to convert. In the closing seconds, Air Force's Hajner scored the game-winning goal when he chipped in a pass from Josh Frider. Brent Olson was also credited with an assist.
Roy made 32 saves and is now 2-4-1, while Volkening stopped 12 shots and improves to 9-0-0. The Falcons outshot the Crusaders, 33-12, while Holy Cross went 0-5 on the power play and Air Force went 0-8.
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